Category Archives: The Rural Cinema

News and information about the rural cinema and forthcoming attractions

Judy

 

Showing at Village Hall Thursday 26th March  Doors open 7.30pm 

Cancelled 

Bar Open 4pm with Full Menu

 

Thirty years after starring in “The Wizard of Oz,” beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. 

 
 

Mrs Lowry & Son

 

Showing at Village Hall Thursday 30th April  Doors open 7.30pm 

Cancelled

Bar Open 4pm with Full Menu

 

Vanessa Redgrave gives a shrewd and amus- ingly bleak performance here as Elizabeth Lowry, the cantankerous and bedridden mother of the artist LS Lowry – played by Timothy Spall..
He is exasperated by her imperious mood swings, her refusal to take his art seriously and then by her capri- cious decision to like some of his work – a sudden spasm of approval that is no less disconcerting than her contempt. Through it all is Elizabeth’s deadpan gloom: Lowry patiently asks her to be cheerful and she replies acidly: “I haven’t been cheerful since 1898.” Lowry himself is shown living a musingly melancholy and ap- parently asexual existence that comes alive with this verbal sparring with his grumpy old mum, and with hints that the impossibly exotic London art world might just be starting to appreciate him.